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Disquiet mounts as HK government plans to use schools and stadiums for mass Covid-19 screening

28-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Over 20 government schools and stadiums are among the more than 100 sites that will be used for Hong Kong’s universal Covid-19 testing, as some people say there has [...] » More

Ant Group’s mega IPO will reward staff and early investors, including the businesses of two of HK’s wealthiest families

28-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Ant Group’s upcoming dual listing, likely to be the largest in global financial history, will reward the staff and early investors of the world’s biggest fintech [...] » More

Suspected triad faction boss among 155 people arrested in police raids on illegal gambling dens in HK

28-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police have arrested 155 people during raids on more than a dozen gambling dens, including a suspected faction leader of the Wo Shing Wo triad society that was [...] » More

HK opposition lawmakers to be charged over Yuen Long attack, Tuen Mun Park rally, will appear in court on Thursday, sources say

28-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong opposition lawmaker was granted bail on Thursday after being charged in court over the Yuen Long railway station mob attack last year, a day after police said the [...] » More

Dutch Foreign minister Stef Blok raises HK and human rights concerns with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

28-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Dutch foreign minister has raised concerns over Hong Kong with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, whose preferred focus of economic partnership for his European tour has [...] » More

Mike Pompeo renews attack on HSBC over HK and China

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 10:14 AM

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has renewed his attack on HSBC for the bank’s alleged treatment of pro-democracy customers in Hong Kong, saying that China is [...] » More

HK teen found in waters off Tseung Kwan O suffered from mental disorder but was not suicidal, doctors tell inquest into death

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A 15-year-old Hong Kong girl found dead at sea last September was suffering from a mental disorder that made her more likely to commit suicide, but there was no evidence to [...] » More

Jack Ma’s Ant Group files plans for dual listing in HK and Shanghai, showcasing profitable business

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Ant Group, China’s largest digital payments provider and digital finance platform, has filed applications to sell shares simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai, [...] » More

HK protests: student handed probation for throwing brick at water cannon truck, waiter gets community service for possessing spanners

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A young protester who admitted to hurling a brick at a police water cannon vehicle and carrying flammable liquids to an anti-government protest has been sentenced to 18 [...] » More

Further ease HK social-distancing rules to prevent catering sector from collapsing, say industry leaders

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Industry leaders in Hong Kong fear the catering sector is on the brink of collapse as social-distancing rules remain stringent despite a slight easing of measures amid a [...] » More

HK police, Education Bureau blast Chinese University student union post ‘glorifying’ violence during last year’s anti-government protests

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police and education authorities have joined a chorus of criticism from mainland media aimed at Chinese University’s student union, which they accused of [...] » More

HK third wave: city to expect about 24 new Covid-19 cases, medical source says

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong expects to see about 24 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, according to a medical source. As of Tuesday, the city had 4,710 confirmed cases, with 78 related deaths. [...] » More

HK stocks narrow losses as city will allow restaurants to serve in evenings, cinemas to reopen Friday

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong finished with a small loss Tuesday after earlier declines narrowed when the government relaxed social distancing restrictions, allowing restaurants to serve until [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam dismisses veiled criticism from cabinet colleague that power causes negative impact on individuals

HK leader Carrie Lam dismisses veiled criticism from cabinet colleague that power causes negative impact on individuals

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has shrugged off veiled criticism from a cabinet member that power causes a negative impact on individuals, insisting her [...] » More

Two HK opposition lawmakers arrested over protests

Two HK opposition lawmakers arrested over protests

27-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Two prominent Hong Kong opposition lawmakers were arrested on Wednesday in a police operation focused on last year’s huge anti-government protests, the latest move in a [...] » More